Our program is open to volunteers of all ages and educational or professional backgrounds. Volunteers are welcome to travel at any time and for a recommended spend time up to six months to one year or more. We accept volunteers traveling individually as well as groups of various sizes.
Although our Volunteer program attracts skilled participants, previous experience is advantageous but not essential. Our healthcare volunteer work program are open to anyone with a passion to serve and make a difference in the global healthcare community.
Your work will depend on your experience level, and you must have some medical experience in order to take part. We very much welcome medical and nursing students, especially as part of elective programmes and internships, as you will have the opportunity to put into practice the skills you've learnt whilst helping those in real need.
You will spend the first few days shadowing a local doctor and learning about local techniques and common diseases. Once you feel comfortable, you will have the opportunity to begin performing some basic procedures under supervision. General responsibilities for medical volunteers include taking rounds, prescribing and distributing medicines, dressing wounds, and assisting with births.
If you'd like to find out more about volunteering in a clinic or hospital in Nigeria please call Dr. Julius Nwosu at 917-692-2155 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers are generally expected to work at their placement five days a week. Weekday mornings will start with breakfast with other volunteers, before you head to your hospital or clinic for around 8.30am. Mornings will often start with consultation with local staff members to discuss the needs of the day, and you may be asked to help out with a wide range of activities. At around 12pm you’ll get a break for lunch, which you can take with other volunteers and local staff.
You will generally finish your placement at around 4pm, though this will depend on the opening times of your placement. When you finish you’ll get a chance to unwind with other volunteers and local team members over dinner, and we often organise games and activities of our own in the evenings. Weekends are also your own, but there are always plenty of extra adventures to do in Nigeria!